Fordson HS Feeder-Mr. Adam Martin Biography

Adam Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Adam began his teaching career in 2003, with Detroit Public Schools at Peter-Vetal Pk-8 (now closed) teaching 4th and 5th grade science. Adam continued there for 3 years, teaching 6th-grade social studies and 7th-grade science. After leaving Peter-Vetal, Adam began teaching high school science at Garden City High School. Adam taught there for four years; his last teaching assignment was high school Chemistry.

In the summer of 2010, Adam was named Assistant Principal at John Glenn High School in Westland. Adam’s major responsibility was Student Activities. In the summer of 2012, Adam was named Principal of Stevenson Middle School in Westland. In his four years at Stevenson, he saw significant academic growth as indicated by the marked improvement in their top to bottom ranking as well as becoming a Leader in Me school. Adam was named Principal of Dearborn High School in the summer of 2016. In his five years at Dearborn High School, Adam oversaw continued academic and extracurricular success, helped facilitate capital improvements to better serve the increasing student body, and re-established Professional Learning Communities. 

Adam began serving as the Executive Director of Student Achievement for Dearborn Public Schools in the fall of 2021. His responsibilities include supervising the Fordson feeder track, STEM, DCMST, the Michael Berry Career Center, and the Henry Ford Early College and Collegiate Academy programs. 

Adam has been married since 2002, has four children, and spends much of his leisure time with them. Adam’s first experience with education came through coaching basketball, and he has been blessed to learn from exceptional students, parents, and teachers throughout his career. Adam believes strongly in collaboration, transparency, courage, and reflection as he tries to ensure that tomorrow is better than today.

Adam Martin
Adam Martin

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